Feather glades


1200m Saturday/Sunday spent at feather lapping a few of the 20-30 degree slopes in and around Cleveland access. Saturday- 10-15 cm wind pockets of dry powder snow clearly heavily wind transported in glades. 2-5 cm overtop of bullet firm melt freeze crust on windward and Lee slopes in alpine. 4 degrees at 2pm start. A balmy 8 degrees by 5pm sent rapid snow change to granular wet corn. Sunday- more of the same, with temp rise earlier in day. 8 degrees by 1pm. 2-3 cm overnight. Fun skiing on the right slope at the right time. 145 cm probe depth, resistant crust clunking probe plunge consistent at 45-50cm down.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Wet, Hard, Powder. Weather conditions were: Wet, Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


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Feather glades

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN